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Religionens synlighet i sociala medier: En innehållsanalys om moskédebatter på facebook
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine how religion and the construction of new religious buildings are debated in social media. The study is based on two research questions concerning the main arguments about the mosque building in Karlstad and what kind of image of Muslims and Islam that exist. Data were collected from two Facebook-groups, Ja till moské i Karlstad and Nej tack till moské i Karlstad and analyzed and categorised with a content analysis and image analysis.

The theory of the study rests on Mattias Gardell’s definition of Islamophobia. The theory also includes Klas Borell’s definition of NIMBY and the concept of cyber-Islamophobia by Göran Larsson.

The result showed that most arguments concerning the building of the mosque were based on arguments of freedom of religion. The positive arguments claimed a mosque was good for the city and the freedom of religion. The arguments that were negative claimed a mosque would be a threat to the freedom of religion, since they claimed Islam is violent and that the location for the mosque should be used for something better (housing, school, activities, etc.). Muslims and Islam i portrayed mostly negative and stereotyped. However, these stereotypes are contradicted by Muslims who claims their religion to be peaceful and respectful.the result showed that the arguments overall was Islamophobic even though some arguments in favor to defend that Islam exist.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
Islamophobia Mosque Social media Muslim Content analysis
Keywords [sv]
Islamofobi Moské Sociala medier Muslim Innehållsanalys
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66081OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-66081DiVA, id: diva2:1179899
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Religious Studies and Theology
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Secondary Education Programme: Upper Secondary Education Programme: Religion (300 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2018-02-05 Created: 2018-02-02 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved

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